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Gideon Smith

About 
With over 40 books and hundreds of papers to his name, Gideon F Smith is South Africa’s most prolific author on aloes and other succulent plants. He is Chief Director for Biosystematics and Collections at the South African National Biodiversity Institute, professor of plant science at the University of Pretoria, and a research associate at the University of Coimbra, Portugal and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Through his interests in the biology and classification of succulent plants, as well as landscaping and horticulture, he is involved in various national and international environmental research associations.

Titles by this author

Aloes are the flagship plants of Africa, vividly defining the landscapes in which they occur....

Sasol First Field Guide to Aloes of Southern Africa provides fascinating insight into...